Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine
Duration: 60 minutes
About the Webinar:
Almost half of all Americans have a relative who immigrated through Ellis Island, making its passenger records a key source for linking your family tree to the old country. Online databases of the more than 22 million people on those lists are accessible to everyone if you know the secrets to finding your ancestor in the sea of records. This live webinar will show you how to identify your Ellis Island immigrant ancestors, take you around the EllisIsland.org website, and give you the tools to search efficiently.
What You'll Learn: Tricks to searching the Ellis Island passenger list database
Secrets from a demo search of a hard-to-find immigrant
How to use Stephen P. Morse¹s search tools as a "back door" to locate elusive passengers
The differences between Ancestry.com and EllisIsland.org
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an immigrant ancestor who came through Ellis Island
Genealogists who need guidance on researching passenger lists